Thunder GM Sam Presti has not been shy of late in paying top dollar for his stars.

Under the current system, everyone has to spend. But you still have to spend on the right people.
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The Rockets have given James Harden two contracts since 2016 that will total $228 million, and just gave Chris Paul a new $160 million max deal. The Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns have each made perfectly reasonable decisions to give extensions to their young stars, Giannis Antetokounmpo ($100 millioon in 2016) and Devin Booker ($158 million, this past weekend). The Wizards have paid premium costs to maintain backcourt continuity with their two All-Stars, Womens Kailer Yamamoto Jersey John Wall ($204 million extension) and Bradley Beal ($128 million). The Indiana Pacers’ ownership is famous for avoiding the tax at all costs, but the Pacers took on Victor Oladipo’s $84 million extension when they traded for him and Domantas Sabonis in the Paul George deal last summer.

Conversely, the Kings decided not to give DeMarcus Cousins a $200 million extension in 2017, trading him instead to the Pelicans. Which is where we came in.

Cousins said no one offered him anything when free agency started, so he cold called the Dubs, looking for a gig. If so … what are we arguing about? A guy was unemployed. No one was hiring him. He thought he could still do the work. He called a shop with a spot that he thought could use him. They agreed to hire him. No one else did. The End.

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